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Joseph S

- Research Program Mentor

JD Juris Doctorate


Law, Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Trial Advocacy, Storytelling and Communication, Creative Writing (fiction, comics), Narrative through comics, History of comics as a medium

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

A Study of Tort Reform Laws in America

This project will use basic legal research to illustrate the ongoing attempt to limit a person's right to sue corporations and businesses, through techniques called damage caps and malpractice laws, and will examine some ways for an injured party to fight back.

Trials in Movies: How We Tell Stories About Telling Stories

This overview of the most famous movies about trial work - A Few Good Men, The Verdict, and A Time to Kill - is intended to highlight the public speaking techniques used by fictional lawyers, as well as how the scenes in the courtroom compare to real-life trial work.

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